Pfizer announced yesterday that it has begun an early stage clinical trial of an oral antiviral to fight COVID-19,

Ravaged by new surges, Brazil is now the pandemic’s epicenter as daily deaths top 3,000 and the health system is collapsing,

It’s a pandemic mystery: Initially mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 cases that launch a “stubborn and complex array of symptoms” that can ebb and flow for months.  

Early results from several studies suggest that pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19 may pass some immunity to their babies.   They found that pregnant women who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine had:

AstraZeneca said it will release up-to-date results within 48 hours after being stung last night by an independent US monitoring panel’s concerns that the company had relied on “outdated information” in the promising analysis of its COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy data.   The…

Did you know that the US supply of “brain tickler” nasopharyngeal swabs depends entirely on a company run by two feuding cousins in Maine?   US officials didn’t either until they were scrambling for swabs last March. Puritan is one of only 2 companies in the world who…

A Confidence Booster for AZ Vax The AstraZeneca vaccine rollercoaster ride that started last week with a steep dive on concerns about the vaccine’s possible link to blood clots turned sharply upwards today on news of stronger than expected efficacy in a 32,000-person…

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot is good to go in Europe again after the European Medicines Agency found that the jab’s benefits 

Vaccination may be a pass to certain activities—but what about actual vaccine passports?  

The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns is just beginning to be understood.